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Cocky
(@cocky)
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Joined: 1 year ago
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Hi, I joined today to get some help with my first sketch and from there probably a lot more. I have been retired for about 15 years and have been building micro computers, the latest one was the Altair 8800. Before I retired I built many large computer centers. I have just recently started with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno.


sj_h1
(@sj_h1)
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 154
 

@scuba101 What part of Texas? I am from Plano which is a suburb of Dallas.


codecage
(@codecage)
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Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 1159
 

@cocky

What is your first sketch you need help with?  And your latest micro computer build was an Altair 8800?  I built mine back in 1975 and I still have it!

Welcome to the forum!

SteveG


Cocky
(@cocky)
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@codecage

trying to load RTC sketch. it won't load because it can't find COM3. IDE port shows COM8 available. how do i tell sketch to look for COM8?


mkyte
(@mkyte)
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Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 5
 

I'm really pleased to become a member of the forum.  My background is in transportation engineering, including teaching the subject at the university level for 30 years before retiring five years ago.  I always had an interest in the electrical engineering side of transportation, even though I was trained as a civil engineer.  One of my interests is traffic signal control systems.  I have been working with my brother for the past six months, learning to use Arduino boards (he's the hardware expert with over 30 years experience as a video/electronics tech) and helping him to learn the software side of things.  I have learned so much from Bill's videos in the past few months and hope to learn more!!


scuba101
(@scuba101)
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@sj_h1 - Hey - I live in Saginaw, TX which is on the north side of Fort Worth.

What brings you to the dronebot workshop?

Andy

 

 


robotBuilder
(@robotbuilder)
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Joined: 3 years ago
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Posted by: @cocky

@codecage

trying to load RTC sketch. it won't load because it can't find COM3. IDE port shows COM8 available. how do i tell sketch to look for COM8?

I had a similar problem. If you are using the Arduino IDE you might try plugging your Arduino board into a USB port, fire up the Arduino IDE and choose from the menu bar Tools, Port and clicking the port number shown. There doesn't seem to be any choice with regards to the port chosen. When I plug in an Arduino board a port is chosen for me presumably by Windows?


winston65
(@winston65)
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Joined: 1 year ago
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@sj_h1     I'm down here in Johnson county, out in the country..


Cocky
(@cocky)
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Joined: 1 year ago
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@robotbuilder

Thank you. I found that if I right-click on the tools-port that COM Port will show at the bottom right of the IDE, after which all is well. I did look at the Arduino.cc site and asked the question but didn't get what I was looking for. Thanks again, Tom


fisyon
(@fisyon)
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Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 2
 

hello,

i am from Turkiye.

i like to learn about electronics, mechanics, photography, astronomy, programming, science etc. 

i am  an old guy and slow learner with limited english.

i would like to thank you from the beginning for your patience. 


DaveMorris
(@davemorris)
Eminent Member
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 33
 

Hello folks,

I am located in sunny San Diego.  I have been tinkering around with the Arduino for some time now and have come up with a few projects that I want to build.  Looking forward to getting my many questions answered here. 

I grew up learning about electronics early on.  My father was an electrical engineer and I was learning how to solder when I was 10 years old.  I have been around electronics all my life.  I'm 55 now and still enjoy it.

 


jvdk01
(@jvdk01)
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Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 1
 

My name is Jan, age 72, living in The Netherlands.
I really enjoy all of the presentations and documentations at the workshop.

Based on the projects I made several on my own way. Including the recent ESP32 Robot Car.


sj_h1
(@sj_h1)
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 154
 

@scuba101 You are 53 miles from me.


noweare
(@noweare)
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 115
 

@cocky I think your going to have a lot of fun with your background. Your biggest problem is going to be finding them since they are somewhat smaller than what you are used to working with ; )


noweare
(@noweare)
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 115
 

@jvdk01 Welcome Jan, I worked with a guy named Jan in Wallkill, NY. Congrats on getting some projects built using the ESP32. That is an incredible fast computer with a lot of capabilities. I have building some small robots on my list. Hopefully I will get to them this year.


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